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2018-19 Non-UND College Hockey

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1 hour ago, ChrisUND1 said:

Opposing fans never made up more than 500-1000 of the 10,000 plus that used to attend gopher hockey games.  I attended enough to know.  If anything, it's the exact opposite of what you wrote.  Gopher fans loved seeing the UNDs, UMDs, SCSUs, etc. and showed up in droves to cheer against these rivals.  That building used to rock when they scored against UND, their true fiercest rival.

I think what has really hurt Minnesota Gopher hockey is that quite a bit of their fan base were hockey fans first and Gopher fans 2nd or 3rd(Pro and High School). When the NHL came back to Minnesota that took a chunk of fans who would rather watch the NHL than college hockey. I think the main thing lost in the move to the Big 10 besides the rivalries is the High School first, Gophers 2nd hockey fan that enjoyed following the careers of the many high school kids who moved onto college and were and are all over the rosters of Bemidji St., SCSU, Mankato St., UMD, and UND. These fans enjoyed watching old high school rivals and teammates that they watched grow up play against each other...at least that is what several of the Gopher fans(who attended the NCHC tournament instead of the B10 tournament across the river) I talked to at the Target Center during the first few years of the NCHC tournament.

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41 minutes ago, petey23 said:

I think what has really hurt Minnesota Gopher hockey is that quite a bit of their fan base were hockey fans first and Gopher fans 2nd or 3rd(Pro and High School). When the NHL came back to Minnesota that took a chunk of fans who would rather watch the NHL than college hockey. I think the main thing lost in the move to the Big 10 besides the rivalries is the High School first, Gophers 2nd hockey fan that enjoyed following the careers of the many high school kids who moved onto college and were and are all over the rosters of Bemidji St., SCSU, Mankato St., UMD, and UND. These fans enjoyed watching old high school rivals and teammates that they watched grow up play against each other...at least that is what several of the Gopher fans(who attended the NCHC tournament instead of the B10 tournament across the river) I talked to at the Target Center during the first few years of the NCHC tournament.

Interesting.

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11 hours ago, Wilbur said:

So....SCSU vs. CC, and Denver vs. Duluth.  

How much is the NCHC gonna lose on this one?  

What I meant to say is will there be enough tickets for Denver fans?

I'll be happy to take someone's ticket package off of them for $5 and a Bloody Mary at the Hoggsbreath this weekend.  

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25 minutes ago, cberkas said:

Rico Blasi could be fires by the end of the day. He meets with the AD’s at Maimi.

For real? Is that the word on the street?

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That’s too bad.  I liked Blasi as a coach.  It’s a shame his team blew that late lead against BU and lost the national title.

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4 hours ago, UNDBIZ said:

 

Honestly, I've been waiting for this since last year.  They just haven't been able to stay competitive, even when they had multiple NHL-type players.

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Can Blasi recruit?
Can Blasi coach special teams? 
I hear he's looking for work ... 

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4 minutes ago, The Sicatoka said:

Can Blasi recruit?
Can Blasi coach special teams? 
I hear he's looking for work ... 

Would it be beyond the realm of possibility that Blasi take an Assistant or Associate coaching position? After all, you see that all the time with coaches in the NFL and other leagues. 

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7 minutes ago, Godsmack said:

Would it be beyond the realm of possibility that Blasi take an Assistant or Associate coaching position? After all, you see that all the time with coaches in the NFL and other leagues. 

Former UAA head coach Dave Shyiak is working for Andy Murray at WMU. 

Former UAA head coach John Hill left to be an assistant under Don Lucia at the Ugly Truss.  

Short answer: Far from impossible. 

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12 hours ago, ChrisUND1 said:

Opposing fans never made up more than 500-1000 of the 10,000 plus that used to attend gopher hockey games.  I attended enough to know. 

I attended enough to know as well and while true for most former WCHA teams, North Dakota often brought well more than 500-1,000 fans to 3M at Mariucci Arena.

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How about this for a story line? -Dave Hakstol to interview for the Miami job? Wouldn’t that be something? 

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14 hours ago, MafiaMan said:

I attended enough to know as well and while true for most former WCHA teams, North Dakota often brought well more than 500-1,000 fans to 3M at Mariucci Arena.

True 2K maybe, always was hard to tell, but we were all over that place!  That was a high demand ticket for both fanbases.

My point was that opposing fans not being at 1.5K at Mariucci Arena isn't the problem.  NCHC schools seem to be doing relatively well, attendance wise, without the almighty UMN coming to their barns.

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14 hours ago, Godsmack said:

How about this for a story line? -Dave Hakstol to interview for the Miami job? Wouldn’t that be something? 

Bergeron, Gwoz, and Hak along with the AIC coach are names people have mentioned. 

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On 3/19/2019 at 7:06 AM, ChrisUND1 said:

Opposing fans never made up more than 500-1000 of the 10,000 plus that used to attend gopher hockey games.  I attended enough to know.  If anything, it's the exact opposite of what you wrote.  Gopher fans loved seeing the UNDs, UMDs, SCSUs, etc. and showed up in droves to cheer against these rivals.  That building used to rock when they scored against UND, their true fiercest rival.

QFT, expect for the number of opposing fans when UND is there. As Mafia said, UND definitely gets a couple thousand fans into Mariucci.

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46 minutes ago, cberkas said:

Bergeron, Gwoz, and Hak along with the AIC coach are names people have mentioned. 

Gwoz going back to Miami certainly would be interesting. 

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7 hours ago, AlphaMikeFoxtrot said:

Gotta think it's Bergeron's choice first as an alum.

So was the guy they just fired.

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